Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible
The Story of God's Mission in the Bible This work surveys the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament and demonstrates how it reveals God's mission in creation, Israel, and among the nations. The authors then...
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The Story of God's Mission in the Bible
This work surveys the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament and demonstrates how it reveals God's mission in creation, Israel, and among the nations. The authors then turn to the fulfilment of the kingdom through Jesus' ministry and the continuing work of the Holy Spirit.
Based on Arthur Glasser's more than thirty years of teaching experience, this study provides mission students and workers with an ideal textbook for a "Biblical Foundations of Mission" course. 400 pages, from Baker.
Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the flood, and the covenant with Abraham. It then describes God's mission through the nation of Israel during the exodus, at Mt. Sinai, and through the kings of Israel. The book then examines God's mission as Israel is sent into exile and the stage is set for the Messiah's coming. Finally, the book considers the fulfillment of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ and the church. It examines Jesus' parables and ministry, his proclamation of God's kingdom among the nations, and the work of the Holy Spirit through the church. Announcing the Kingdom is the product of Arthur Glasser's more than thirty years of teaching and has been used by thousands of students at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now revised by Glasser's colleagues, this study provi
"A superb book, it relates God''s mission to God''s people for God''s Kingdom in God''s world, as found in God''s Word. Evangelical missiology at its best!"-Gerald H. Anderson, director emeritus, Overseas Ministries Study Center"Announcing the Kingdom takes the reader on a panoramic tour of the Kingdom of God from Genesis to Revelation. A theology of mission centered on the Kingdom, it intersects biblical exegesis with missiological reflection to produce a solidly evangelical and relevant understanding of mission for Christians who want to share the good news in today''s troubled world."-Gary B. McGee, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary"For more than three decades, Arthur Glasser touched the lives of hundreds of students in the school of world mission at Fuller Theological Seminary with his exceptional scholarship on the theology of mission. Now his insights are available to the world through this volume. No other work provides such a thorough biblical foundation for God''s mission of redeeming a lost and broken world."-Sherwood Lingenfelter, author of Ministering Cross-Culturally"Glasser''s long-anticipated Announcing the Kingdom is the culmination of a lifetime of biblical reflection and missionary action. This foundational volume is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the scriptural witness that undergirds the global mission of God''s people."-Kenneth B. Mulholland, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions"Announcing the Kingdom challenges biblical scholars to look outwardly and to think missionally and missiologists to base theory and experience in exegesis and biblical theology. While one may not agree with every detail of this theological reconstruction, all will profit immensely from the careful attention given to the biblical text in understanding the central place that mission plays in God''s historical plan of establishing the Kingdom of God. This work will be used with great profit in biblical theology as well as missiology courses."-Michael J. Wilkins, dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament language and literature, Biola University"Glasser has given us the illuminating result of a lifetime of theologically astute reflection on the biblical underpinnings of missionary vocation. This reliable and exciting guide to grasping the broad sweep of God''s Kingdom purposes in redemption has been refined by the ongoing interactions of successive generations of faculty and student associates engaged in mission."-Paul A. Rader, president, Asbury University"Written from a lifetime of teaching and practice, Arthur Glasser''s Announcing the Kingdom tackles three theological deficiencies in Christendom: the role of the Kingdom of God, the missional nature of Scripture, and the integrative character of the sacred storybook from Genesis to Revelation. Conveyed through humble and honest scholarship, this welcome text tracks the unfolding revelation of the triumphant Kingdom of God that demands a call to conversion of all peoples."-Tom Steffen, Biola University"A monumental work! This comprehensive study establishes a profound foundation for a theology of mission, and represents a lifetime of reflection on Scripture by a scholar and mission leader. It should be required reading in every seminary and Bible school."-Paul E. Pierson, Fuller Theological Seminary"Glasser shows that the Kingdom of God is the dominant theme linking the task of mission in both Testaments and makes a strong case that it is the one theme upon which it is possible to build a comprehensive biblical theology of mission."-Gary Corwin, SIM (Serving in Mission)"In an age when theologies of mission can be reductionistic in focus and concern, Glasser expounds the biblical revelation with detail and diligence. Announcing the Kingdom analyzes the Kingdom theme from Genesis to Revelation and along the way engages other issues of importance in contemporary debate, such as the centrality of social justice to holistic mission, the question of Jewis
Arthur F. Glasser is Dean Emeritus of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. Charles E. Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller. Dean S. Gilliland is Senior Professor of Contextualized Theology and African Studies at Fuller. Shawn B. Redford is a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct faculty member at Fuller.